Paint colors can really take an already awesome design to the next level because they act like the cherry on the cake and provide such a great foundation to anything else that you have going on. So many people seem to gravitate towards ultra neutral interior paint colors these days, so it is really nice to see somebody experimenting with slightly more unconventional uses of color. I have never been one to shy away from color, whether that be for walls, trim or even ceiling. Part of great style is pairing things in unique and unexpected ways, and one of the most inexpensive mediums to play around with especially if you are using Behr paint colors. I think that is the brand they said that they used here, and they are one of my favorites because the quality is unreal for a relatively low cost.
When we first moved in, I didn't even consider bothering to change around the paint colors because everything was already a pretty simple neutral shade that went well with our furniture and decor. Why mess with a good thing, you know? Well fast forward to our first renovation project and picking out our kitchen paint colors -- after choosing that shade, I realized that we could probably do so much more with our living room. And that is what brings me here today to ask for help from you guys. I am trying my best to figure out the best gray paint colors sherwin williams makes right now, and I have had a lot of conflicting opinions among the people I have asked. I really would like to replicate the shade that is on the walls in these photos, but I don't even know where to begin figuring this out because there are so many shades of grey with such subtle differences.
My favorite paint colors for the home are definitely shade variations of these beautiful cool toned greys. I am not as big a fan of the stark contrast between the crisp white and grey that you see in trendy designs on here. Rather I like living room paint colors like these that are simply subtle variations of the same color layered to create depth and visual interest. You really have to have an eye for design in order to properly pair colors like that, but this interior decorator definitely was successful in pulling off this look. I believe that some of the comments on this photo said that these are all sherwin williams paint colors, which is exciting to me because that is also my brand of choice. This means that I can literally recreate this look (or at least the foundation of it) in our home on my own.
Fresh paint colors are some of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to dramatically transform the look of your interiors. I wish I had a before shot of our living room before we switched up our wall paint colors, but the change in here is huge! Maybe I can paint you a picture of what it used to look like. All of the furniture was the same, but the walls were painted in a soft grey color that coordinated with the armchairs. We had a different piece of artwork above the fireplace and did not have the arrangement on the coffee table, but other than that everything was the same. A new warmer toned paint color and a few pieces of updated living room decor brings a whole new look to this place. I love how the room turned out, and I hope you do to!
I just stumbled upon this awesome tip for picking out paint colors and I wanted to share on here in case it would help anybody with their design process. I was really struggling to pick out our exterior house colors because I just could not envision how a little tiny swatch would look on such a large area. Then it dawned on my that I could use my home design software to actually play around with different shades on a 3d version of my house. I could switch up the trim or the door color and see how it would look with our shingles and anything else. This was a game changer in helping me to determine the best exterior paint for our house that would truly blend well and enhance all of the architectural details and materials that we already were using.
Picking out paint colors is such a hard thing for me because I have trouble seeing the undertones and understanding what would pair well. Choosing our exterior paint colors was definitely a good example of this because it literally took me a month of looking at swatches to finally decide on it. The problem is that there are so many different elements that you have to take into account when you are making these decisions. For example, for the front of our house there was the trim, the paver stones, the roof shingles, and then of course all of the landscaping. The best way that I came up with to choose the house paint colors was actually to use those programs that the paint companies have on there website that you can upload photos and scroll through different paint shades to see exactly how they would look in your application.